January 14, 2017
The word of God is living and effective,
sharper than any two-edged sword,
penetrating even between soul and spirit,
joints and marrow,
and able to discern reflections and thoughts of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12-13)
I can’t tell you the number of times I have heard people say, “Today’s reading really spoke to me” or “That Gospel was written just for me” or “I needed help, so I opened up to a random page in the bible and found my answer.”
There is nothing “random” about these occurrences. God comes to us, speaks to us, through scripture. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (John 1:1)
God knows our hearts. He is able to discern the needs of our hearts and nourish us. One way that nourishment is made available to us is through scripture.
Reading scripture brings us into relationship with God. Our pursuit of Him through scripture yields knowledge, truth, and the assurance of His love.
Read scripture with the eyes of your heart. Listen to scripture at Mass with the ears of your heart. God will speak to you and provide all you will ever need.